And so it has started, the spring semester 2019! Our lecture rooms will now become full of life once again and the peace and quiet of the lecture-free period will be on hold until summer. This is indeed how things should be, since universities, even in this digital age, live from the direct exchange between students, teachers and researchers.
Messages from the University Management
Talk series 'Vom Studium ins Berufsleben'
A series of panel discussions on the topic of career entry and professional practice will take place, starting with two podium discussions over lunchtime. The podium panel will share their own experiences and report on their own pathways from the world of study to the work place. They will give practical suggestions and will answer your questions.
On Tuesday, 2nd April the topic 'Grosse Vielfalt in kleinen Unternehmen: Arbeitgeber KMU' will be discussed and
on Wednesday, 3rd April the topic will be 'Selber Chef! Karrieren in Start-ups und in der Selbstständigkeit'.
Details on podium discussions over lunchtime
Furthermore, you are cordially invited to attend the afternoon info session at the Federal Office of Personnel (FOPER) in Bern on Friday, 5th April. Travel costs will be covered by the ALUMNI Organisation.
Afternoon info session in Bern: programme and online-registration
Career Event 2019
On Thursday, 28th March 2019, from 4pm to 7pm, the 'WF' section of the ALUMNI Organisation together with the Student body 'WiLu' will organise the first career event for students of the University of Lucerne. 15 regional and national companies will provide information about their employment conditions and career opportunities. Details and registration
Sunday opening times for students
The library will have special opening times on the following dates: 12th /19th / 26th / 30th May and 2nd / 9th /10th / 16th / 20th / 23rd June 2019 – from 9am to 5pm.
University of Lucerne and PH students can gain access via the night entrance, with a valid CampusCard. More Info (in German, pdf)
Master’s Information Evening and Master’s Week
The master’s information evenings of all four faculties will take place on Tuesday, 19th March 2019. Furthermore, anyone interested in the master’s programmes offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can also take part in Master’s Week, which runs from the 18th to the 22nd of March. During Master’s Week students can attend any of the regular master’s lectures offered by the faculty, gain information on any of the master’s programmes offered and receive individual support and advice.
More information: Faculty of Theology | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences | Faculty of Law | Faculty of Economics and Management
Lockers: Key rental from Infodesk
There are 644 lockers available for rent on the 1st basement floor. In order to arrange key rental, please fill in the form Antrag Schliessfach first, and then go to the Infodesk on the ground floor of the university building.
Costs and further information
All inclusive!?: Studying without barriers
The spring semester 2019 will be dedicated to 'inclusion' and 'studying without barriers'. The Office of Equal Opportunity will organise different events on these subjects, addressing students, staff and lecturers alike. Further information and the definitive programme will follow shortly on the Website.
A diversity strategy for our university
The Office of Equal Opportunity has been commissioned by university management to develop a diversity strategy that is in line with the university’s 2019-2022 strategy. The objective is to define diversity at our university and to regulate potential actions and responsibilities. Alessandro Lazzari will be responsible for this initiative, supported by Pia Ammann. For further information or to give suggestions: alessandro.lazzari@ unilu.ch.
Swiss Study Foundation
The Swiss Study Foundation supports young people who are willing and capable of assuming more responsibility in our society. The foundation supports excellent students from universities and universities of applied sciences who due to their personality, creativity and intellectual skills are in a position to contribute to science, business, culture and politics. Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer from the Department of Ethnology is involved as a support lecturer.
The foundation offers to the students and lecturers participating in this support programme a rich palette of complimentary educational services, financial assistance, individual support and advice as well as a variety of networking opportunities.
Plese find here the requirements for joining the programme.
Student Administration Office information
Please take note of the fact that your semester fees’ invoice needs to be paid by the 15th March 2019 in order to ensure the continuation of your enrolment status.
German courses for exchange students: language levels A1 and A2
The University of Lucerne now offers two German semester courses for exchange students and other internationals: "German Language Course, Level A1" and "German Language Course, Level A2". In order to be eligible for the semester-long courses you must also visit the "Pre-semester German short course" during the "Orientation Week" for exchange students. The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2019 Details and registration (pdf).
Application deadlines for student exchange
SEMP-Programme (exchange within Europe): 1st March 2019 for the autumn semester of 2019 and the spring semester of 2020
Partnership-Programme (exchange outside of Europe): 1st March 2019 for the autumn semester 2019
CH-Unimobil-Programme (exchange within Switzerland): 15th April 2019 for the autumn semester 2019
If you are interested in taking part in an exchange, please take a look at the website of the International Relations Office (IRO) and contact the mobility coordinator within your home faculty in good time.
HSCL: Sport offerings
New sports on offer include Afro Fitness, Sailplaning, Krav Boxing and Krav Maga. Come and join in! www.hscl.ch
Sports programme A-Z
Psychological Advisory Service Campus Lucerne
New semester, new chance? The psychological advisory centre advises students in cases of acute pressure and problems, e.g. in handling stress and being overworked, acute psychological problems, anxiety, crises and mental blocks, but also with personal difficulties. The service is free of charge and confidential. For more information please consult www.pblu.ch.
Your advisory team, Dr. Christine Seiger und Jonas Bamert, MSc
horizonte – Chaplaincy for students
Information on events organised by horizonte can be found on the Website and on Facebook.
Sustainability Week, March 25th – 29th
The University of Lucerne and the HSLU will host its second 'Sustainability Week' from the 25th to the 29th March. You can visit workshops, presentations and other activities related to the topic of sustainability. Whether you are interested in a vegan cooking course, clothing exchange, a ‘zero-waste’ course or a presentation on sustainability in agriculture and labelling: there are a wealth of opportunities. Take a look at our Website or ‘like’ us on Facebook and Instagram! And by the way, participation at all events is free of charge.
(Pascal Studer, Sustainability Week project team)
Summer holiday programme 2019 for the children of students
The Office of Equal Opportunity will once again organise a supervised holiday programme for kindergarten- and school aged children of the students and staff of the University of Lucerne. More information on the programme and registration will follow in early March.
An invitation to the Lucerne City Run
All students and university staff are cordially invited to participate and be a part of the 'Uni-Luzern-Team' in the Lucerne City Run which takes place on Saturday, 4th May. You have the opportunity to choose from three different distances ranging from 1.5 to 7.1 kilometres. Participation is free of charge. All participants receive a running vest as well as some food after the run. Registration form and more info (in German)
News from the ZHB Lucerne library
A course offering for students, lecturers and researchers, as well as all anyone else interested in information literacy in the digital age. The course will look at how literature, data and information is researched, evaluated, organised, used, shared and publicised. Details on the programme can be found on the ZHB-Website. Prior registration is not necessary. Should you have further questions please contact informationskompetenz@ zhbluzern.ch.
Neptun: Hardware at reduced prices
'Projekt Neptun' offers a selection of Apple, Lenovo and HP-laptops, tablets, printers and screens at significantly reduced prices. The devices are available for purchase from now until the 11th March 2019. More information www.projektneptun.ch
Demonstration Day: On the 25th February from 10am to 2:30pm the Neptun team, as well as representatives from various laptop manufacturers and shops will be with us in the university building (foyer area) to demonstrate their devices and to answer your questions.
Semester Info in German or English
Distribution of the Semester Info is done in either German or English.
If necessary, you can change your language within UniPortal (German or English). The language you opt for will then apply to all of the bilingual communication that is sent out by the University of Lucerne.
Next edition: 21st May 2019
The Semester Info provides you with official announcements and information from the Executive Board of the university at the beginning and end of each semester. The faculties will contact you directly with information about lectures and your course of study.